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Tackling the Hirams – Pt 1

Recently, I was notified by Ancestry of a DNA match for a descendant of Jane Currey Gutridge who lived in Champaign County, Ohio. Since Jane Currey is a known descendant of Hiram Mirick Currey – the treasurer of Ohio in 1820, this match was HUGE news.

I have a lot of data to support my ancestor also being a descendant of Hiram Mirick Currey. Unfortunately, I haven’t found a will or probate record to provide direct evidence of this relationship.

Now, that I have DNA evidence to support the lineage, I’m doing a ‘go-over’ on this line starting with my great-grandfather, Hiram Miles Currey.  Please let me know if you have CORRECTIONS or have additional information to share.

Hiram Miles Currey

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Hiram was born on 23 Oct 1866 in Missouri.13,4

He was enumerated with Hiram M. Currey on the census on 20 Jul 1870 in Kickapoo Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas as a 3 year old white male born Kansas and was listed as Hiram Curry.4, 5

He was enumerated with Hiram M. Currey on the census in Jul 1875 in Kickapoo Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas as a 7 year old male born Kansas and was listed as H. M. Curry Jr.5, 6

Hiram was enumerated with Hiram M. Currey on the census in Jul 1880 in Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas as a 13 year old white son born KS and was listed as Hiram Currey.6

In  7 May 1881, he was educated  at Nine Mile School in Leavenworth County, Kansas.7, 8

He was enumerated with Hiram M. Currey on the census in Jul 1885 in Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas as a 15 year old single male born KS and was listed as Hiram Curry.8

Hiram was educated  between 1890 and 1891 at William Jewell College in Liberty, Clay County, Missouri.9

He  and family visited his parents the Saturday and Sunday before 3 Jan 1896 in Lansing, Leavenworth County, Kansas.10

He is head of household on the census in Jun 1900 in Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas as a 33 year old married white male magnetic healer who was born in 10/1866 in Kansas and has been married 11 years and was listed as Hiram Carrey. Enumerated with Hiram were Winnie Mae Hutchinson, Henry Currey, Herbert Miles Currey, and Myrtle Irene Currey.11

He  resided in 1902 in Lansing, Leavenworth County, Kansas .12

He is head of household on the census in Jul 1905 in Lansing, Leavenworth County, Kansas as a 34 year old white male born KS who came to KS from MO and was listed as H. M. Curry. Enumerated with Hiram were Winnie Mae Hutchinson, Henry Currey, Herbert Miles Currey, Myrtle Irene Currey, Mary Lela Currey, and Winnie Letha Currey.13

He was placed on ballot for office of clerk district court by socialist party in Leavenworth County, Kansas on 20 Sep 1906.1415

In Jul 1908 in Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas,  he has purchased a wagon, team and harness and is trying to purchase another team before leaving for western Kansas.1617

Hiram is head of household on the census in Jul 1910 in Rooks County, Kansas as a 44 year old white male born KS and was listed as Hiram M. Currey. Enumerated with Hiram were Winnie Mae Hutchinson, Herbert Miles Currey, Myrtle Irene Currey, Mary Lela Currey, Winnie Letha Currey, and Earnest Oran Currey.18

He lived at South Chestnut in Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas on 2 Oct 1913.19

He lived at 3840 Euclid Av in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri in 1915.20

Hiram lived at Euclid in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri in 1916.21

He lived at 4108 Penn Av in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri in 1919.22

He was  on the census in Jan 1920 in 5th Precinct, Kansas City Ward 4, Jackson County, Missouri as as a 50 year old widower born in Kansas and employed as a baker at a cone factory who was listed as Hiram Curry.23

Hiram is head of household on the census on 1 Jul 1925 in Logan, Gray County, Kansas . Enumerated with Hiram were Earnest Oran Currey and Alma Jean Currey.24, 25

He was enumerated with Myrtle Irene Currey on the census on 19 Apr 1930 in Dodge City, Ford, County Kansas as a 63 year old male born Kansas who works as a carpenter in building construction and was listed as H. Miles Curry.25

He was enumerated with Leon Russel Crawford on the census on 1 Apr 1940 in Dodge City, Ford, County Kansas as as a 74 year old widower living in the household of Leon Crawford who was identified as Hiram M. Currey, father-in-law.26

Hiram died on 15 Sep 1943 in Dodge City, Ford, County Kansas at the age of 76.23,27

He was buried on 18 Sep 1943 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City, Ford, County Kansas.3,2830

Endnotes:

  1. Hiram Currey, Hiram Currey Family Bible (New York: American Bible Society, 1880); Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, KS, Family Record — Births: Children of H.M. and A. J. Curry “Hiram Miles was borned October the 23d AD 1866”. Bible does not indicate place of birth.
  2. Hiram M. Currey, death certificate (Standard Certificate of Death) 229 2924 (18 September 1943), Division of Vital Statistics, Kansas State Department of Health, Topeka, Kansas.
  3. Hiram M. Currey Funeral Program, Dodge City, Kansas, 18 Sept 1943, Philbrick Family Collection, privately held by Marcia Philbrick, , Seneca, Kansas, 2016. passed down from Winnie Crawford to Marcia Philbrick.
  4. 1870 U.S. Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, population schedule, Kickapoo Township, Leavenworth County, page 16 (image 16 of 47), household 125, Hiram M. Curry; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online August 2016); NARA microfilm publicatin T132.
  5. 1875 Kansas Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, kansas state census, Kickapoo Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, page 31, household 1, H. M. Currey; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); Kansas State Historical SOciety.
  6. 1880 U.S. Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, population schedule, Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, enumeration district (ED) SD 3, ED 147, page 78 (image 15 of 34), household 141, Hiram M. Currey (continued on next page); digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online August 2016); NARA microfilm publication T9.
  7. , “Nine Mile School 7 May 1881,” Rootin Around newsletter of the Leavenworth County Genealogical Society,7 (October 1867): .
  8. 1885 Kansas State Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, state census, Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, page 61 (image 31 of 133), household 129, H. M. Curry; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online August 2016); Kansas State Historical Society.
  9. William Jewell College, “William Jewell College Catalog – Academic Department,” 1891 – p. 12 / 1890 – p. 11, Hiram M. Currey; William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri.
  10. Lansing News, Lansing, KS, “Nine Mile Items” 3 Jan 1896 page 8 col. 2.
  11. 1900 U.S. Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, population schedule, Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, enumeration district (ED) SD , ED 83, sheet 20A, household 364, Hiram M. Currey; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); NARA T623.
  12. 1902 Wing’s City Directory of Leavenworth, Kansas with an Alphabetical List of Its Residents (N.p.: Fred C. Wing & Co., 1902), (image 168 of 185), image 168 of 185; leavenworth, kansas, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016), Lansing Directory – Currey Hiram M.
  13. 1905 Kansas State Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, state census, Lansing, Leavenworth County, Kansas, page 2, line 17, H. M. Curry; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); Kansas State Historical Society.
  14. “Socialist Ticket for Coming Election,” The Leavenworth Times (Leavenworth, Kansas), 20 September 1906, nominees for office; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online September 2016).
  15. “Socialist Ticket,” The Leavenworth Post (Leavenworth, Kansas), 28 September 1906, list of nominees; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online September 2016).
  16. “Delaware,” Local News, The Leavenworth Times (Leavenworth, Kansas), 24 July 1908; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online September 2016).
  17. “Delaware,” local news, The Leavenworth Times (Leavenworth, Kansas), 17 July 1908; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online September 2016).
  18. 1910 U.S. Census, Rooks County, Kansas, population schedule, Twin Mound Township, Rooks County, Kansas, enumeration district (ED) SD 6, ED 168, Sheet 11A, houeshold 201, Hiram M. Currey; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); NARA microfilm publication T6224.
  19. , Olathe Mirror, Olathe, Kansas, 2 October 1913, page 3, col. 5.
  20. 1915 Kansas City Missouri City Directory containing an Alphabetical List of Business Firms, Coroporations and Private Citizens: 1915 Kansas City Missouri City Directory (Kansas City: Gate City Directory Co., 1915), image 314 of 1403, Curry, HIram; digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com (: viewed online September 206).
  21. 1916 Kansas City, Missouri City Directory Containing an Alphabetical LIst of Business Firms Corporations and Private Citizens: 1916 Kansas City, MIssouri Citi Directory (Kansas City: Gate City Directory Co., 1916), image 292 of 1278, CUrrey, HIram and Currey, Myrtle; digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com (: viewed online September 2016).
  22. 1919 Kansas City Missouri City Directory (Kansas City: Gate City Directory, 1919), imae 357, Hiram M. Currey; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016).
  23. 1920 U.S. Census, Jackson County, Missouri, population schedule, 5th Precinct, Ward 4, Kansas City, Jackson County, Kansas, enumeration district (ED) SD 5, ED 62, sheet 5A (image 9 of 23), dwelling 78, Hiram Curry; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); NARA microfilm publication T625.
  24. 1925 Kansas Census, Gray County Kansas, state census, Logan, Gray County, Kansas, image 8 of 30, household 43, H. M. Currey; digital image, Ancestry.Com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016).
  25. 1930 U.S. Census, Ford County, Kansas, population schedule, 1st Ward, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, enumeration district (ED) SD 7, ED 29-5, Sheet 16B, household 362, Gaskill Myrtle; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); NARA T626.
  26. 1940 U. S. Census, Ford County, Kansas, population scheudle, Ward 1, enumeration district (ED) SD 7, ED 29-6A, page 17A, Hiram M. Currey; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online March 2016).
  27. Dodge City Daily Globe, Dodge City, Kansas, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1943, page 2, col. 3.
  28. Tombstone, Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City Kansas read by Marcia Philbrick, 1996. ()
  29. Computer Printout for Maple Grove Cemetery (Dodge City, KS: Dodge City, Kansas, 5/29/1985), Rec. 9399 22 lot 10 block 73 section 9 (Crawford.KS.080)
  30. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online June 2016), memorial for Hiram Miles Currey (1866-1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. # 35623901, created by Jason Townsend, citing Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas United States; accompanying photograph by Kathy Hesser, Hiram Miles Currey.